How the ATM’s Twenty Dollar Bills Affect Us

The Atlanta Fed looked at how we spend our twenty dollar bills to see the ATM’s impact on whether we use cash or debit or credit.

How the Risks of Investing and Covid Are Similar

Just when we think we have a safe approach to Investing and Covid, our risky behavior increases, thereby making us more vulnerable.

Why Your Stock Ticker Symbol Matters

Much more than a name for trading stock, clever stock ticker symbols can affect how investors feel about companies.

How An Olympic Medal Can Make Someone Sad

Depending on whether they won gold, silver, or bronze, Olympic medal winners might not be as happy as we would expect.

When More Is Less at the Supermarket

When supermarkets carry fewer products, they lose the benefit of more variety but also minimize the cost of creating too many decisions.

Why We Tip

Looking back and looking ahead at our tipping behavior, we can expect tips to remain a social norm that will increase.

Why Baseball Umpires Are Like Wine Tasters

Whether looking a the strikes called by an umpire or the scores from wine tasters, we would see inconsistent decisions that are called noisy.

How Shrinkflation Makes More Become Less

When a producer is concerned that a price increase will diminish sales and increase consumers’ ire, the other alternative is shrinkflation.

Where Soda Pop Means More Than a Carbonated Drink

When some of us say “soda” and others “pop,” we are asking for a carbonated soft drink and also, perhaps, signaling our cultural differences.

How to Select the Best Countries

Instead of collecting a massive volume of statistics, iU.S. News uses people’s perceptions to rank the world’s 78 best countries.